Statistics and the German State, 1900-1945: The Making of Modern Economic Knowledge

Statistics and the German State, 1900-1945: The Making of Modern Economic Knowledge

by J. Adam Tooze
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521803187

ISBN-13: 9780521803182

Pub. Date: 09/17/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Tooze provides an interpretation of the period of dramatic statistical innovation between 1900 and 1945. The Weimar Republic and the Third Reich were in the forefront of statistical innovation in the interwar decades. New ways of measuring the economy were inspired both by contemporary developments in macroeconomic theory and the needs of government. Under the Nazi…  See more details below

Overview

Tooze provides an interpretation of the period of dramatic statistical innovation between 1900 and 1945. The Weimar Republic and the Third Reich were in the forefront of statistical innovation in the interwar decades. New ways of measuring the economy were inspired both by contemporary developments in macroeconomic theory and the needs of government. Under the Nazi regime, these statistical tools provided the basis for a radical experiment in economic planning. Based on the German example, Tooze argues for a more wide-ranging reconsideration of the history of modern economic knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521803182
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/17/2001
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History Series, #9
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgements
Glossary and abbreviations
Introduction1
1Official statistics and the crisis of the Wilhelmine state40
2The Republic's new numbers, 1918-192376
3Weimar's macroeconomic statistics, 1924- 1929103
4The crisis of Weimar's statistical establishment, 1930-1933149
5Statistics and the 'Strong State', 1933-1936177
6The radicalization of the Nazi regime and the death of official statistics, 1936-1939215
7World War II and the return of macroeconomics246
Conclusion283
AppWagemann's national economic account - explanatory notes292
Bibliography294
Index312

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